Calorie Burning: It's Time To Think "Outside The Box"
Optimize energy expenditure with these 7 programs that burn a lot of calories.
How To Outsmart A Tough Market
With more competition than ever before and an uncertain economy, fitness pros talk about what it takes to survive—and thrive—in an era of change.
Inspire! Be The Change At The 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention™
In times of stress and uncertainty, how can you best inspire positive change for your clients? And what changes do you need to make to succeed in today’s economic climate?

Personal Training

Knee-Deep In Pain
Client Success Story: Justin Price, MA, helps his client get back in the game.
Behave Yourself!
Personal Training 101: Boundary setting—a look at the client-trainer relationship.
Off-Center Ball Training
Ex Rx: Use asymmetrical and unilateral movements to create new core challenges in your ball workouts.
tricks of the trade How Has The Negative Economy Impacted Your Business? What Are You Doing To Address This Challenge?


Food For Thought
The latest in nutrition news and science.
Training Tips For Vegetarian Athletes
One runner’s personal testimony that you can be a vegetarian and still keep up with the competition.

Group Exercise

Creative Classes That Inspire
Buzz: Remember to keep the “group” in group fitness with engaging ideas.
Sample Class: Pool Circuits For Older Adults
Class Take-Out: Share inspired intervals with seniors.
Shake Up Your Warm-Up
Ignite: A dance-inspired warm-up can be a tremendous boost to any class format.
Brand Identity Confusion
With the pressure to know multiple class formats, now more than ever group fitness instructors can benefit from personal branding.

In Every Issue

Making News
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Yes! You Do Burn Fat During Resistance Exercise
Research: There is now concrete evidence that fat is being used as a fuel during and after resistance training.
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Mind-Body-Spirit News
Wellness news and research from around the world.
Mindful Exercise And Chronic Disease
Inner IDEA: A brief introduction to working with clients who have chronic but stable conditions.